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Committed Relationships

31 July 2009 | by Friend | 0 comments

How should Friends celebrate and recognise committed relationships? And what revisions of Quaker faith & practice would follow from this to include same sex partnerships? Colin Billett began Britain Yearly Meeting’s discussions by sharing his personal experience of committed relationships in his family and wider community. Here are some...

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Committed Relationships

31 July 2009 | by Friend | 0 comments

It is a rare and privileged experience to take part in Yearly Meeting (YM) when it takes a major decision. It is also difficult to report, because the process of convincement that many Friends present will have experienced, as the Meeting came into unity, will have been different for each...

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The power of community

24 July 2009 | by The Friend | 0 comments

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Methodists commit to 80% emissions reduction by 2050

24 July 2009 | by The Friend | 0 comments

We are all complicit in the systems that lead to the sin of climate change, the Methodist Church has stated.

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Your Friend at YMG

24 July 2009 | by The Friend | 0 comments

Monday lunchtime at Yearly Meeting Gathering (YMG) will see the Friend’s article surgery, at which our staff will be helping budding writers put their ideas onto paper. The two-hour drop-in session will begin with the Friend team explaining what they do, followed by questions and answers about how to...

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Australian Quaker Centre to provide a place for learning and study

24 July 2009 | by The Friend | 0 comments

Australian Friends have stolen a march on their Britain Yearly Meeting counterparts by opening a Quaker Centre.  But unlike the British development, which will open in Friends House in October and is designed as a welcoming space to introduce Quakers to enquirers, the Australian Quaker Centre is aimed at...

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South African students learn nonviolence skills at camp

24 July 2009 | by The Friend | 0 comments

Pupils from the South African city of Cape Town will be supported in becoming ambassadors for peace this weekend. For the second year running, pupils and teachers will attend a ‘nonviolent schools camp’ that aims to embed notions of nonviolence in all aspects of school life and help turn children...

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The future of Quakers in Britain: essay competition

22 July 2009 | by The Friend | 0 comments

What can you say about the present and future of Quakers in Britain? A prize competition to be launched at Yearly Meeting Gathering will invite Quakers and non-Quakers alike to provide new ideas for the Religious Society of Friends in the country.

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Friends employ children’s workers to enhance Meetings

17 July 2009 | by Friend | 0 comments

When a new attender joined Carlton Hill Meeting in Leeds some fifteen years ago, Friends had to think how best to look after the gaggle of small children she brought with her. The solution they settled on? Paying someone to do it

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Conference overshadowed by death

17 July 2009 | by Friend | 0 comments

Bonnie Tinker, who was aged sixty-one, died when her bike collided with a truck near the Virginia Tech university campus. She was founder of Love Makes A Family, Inc, a group of families headed by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people.

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